Celebrate AMT Day!
I am writing this blog on Wednesday, May 23. Tomorrow is Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Day, the day we celebrate aviation maintenance professionals – the unsung heroes that keep aircraft flying safely.
May 24 was chosen to celebrate AMT day because it is the birthday of Charles E. Taylor who is recognized as the first aircraft mechanic. Taylor worked for the Wright brothers in their bicycle shop. When engine manufacturers turned down the Wright brothers'’ requests to build an engine for their glider (saying they couldn’t meet the specifications), Taylor said he could do it. He designed and built the engine that powered the Wright Flyer to achieve the world’s first powered flight, propelling the Wright brothers into history.
Here is a link to an article D.O.M. magazine columnist Gia did on Taylor:
To help celebrate AMT day, D.O.M. magazine is hosting a virtual AMT Day celebration on its facebook page – www.facebook.com/dommagazine. The celebration will begin at 8:00 a.m. Central time and will run through midnight. We will have trivia questions throughout the day. Winners will be picked from correct answers to win prizes. We have more than 30 prizes to give away including an Aces Systems Balancer, 42-inch TV, ratcheting Snap-on Screwdrivers and more!
The staff of D.O.M. magazine invites everyone to participate in our AMT Day event on our Facebook page. See how others are celebrating AMT Day. Learn about Charles Taylor and others in aviation maintenance history. Post your own videos or pics. Answer trivia questions for your chance to win prizes.
It all begins at 8:00 a.m. central on May 24. Don’t miss out. Like our facebook page (www.facebook.com/dommagazine) so you won’t miss one minute of the event.
Thanks for reading,